abele

noun

əˈbēl,
əˈbāl,
ˈābəl
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Dutch abeel, going back to Middle Dutch abeel, aubeel, borrowed from Old French (Walloon) abeal, going back to Vulgar Latin *albellus, alteration (by suffix substitution) of Latin albulus "whitish, pale," derivative of albus "white"

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abele was in the 13th century

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“Abele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abele. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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